“You can have that little piece of pie”
“I’m here today to let the world know that it is not a death sentence,” said Paula Deen, TV personality, Southern fried chef and author, as she announced on the Today Show in January that she has Type 2 Diabetes. While drawing criticism because many of her recipes are high in fat and calories, Deen has quickly become an inspiration by showing that eating in moderation and exercise can help control the disease.
“In moderation, you can have that little piece of pie,” she said. She has recently lost weight and is promoting healthier recipes while offering her advice and experience managing her disease.
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